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E60 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series (E60 chassis) was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E60 is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 06-23-2012, 06:57 AM
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Then now, BMW should read this thread and bring BMW to F1. I watched qualify today in the morning and so so sad no BMW.
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Old 06-23-2012, 09:43 AM
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Last night (before I read this thread) I was thinking about how obsessed I am with my latest BMW (535I) ... washing it, waxing it, cleaning it (all myself), updating the DRL's, etc, etc.

It's interesting because I have had 39 cars in my life ... the first being a 1935 Plymouth (built the year was born). I have had 3 BMW's, but this one has really grabbed me.
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Old 06-23-2012, 12:49 PM
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Thread of the Decade IMO
+1! I still get the chills when I jump in the car every morning, wiping it down with detailing spray every morning while warming it up. My neighbor across the street told my wife " I think your husband is cheating. He's found a true love"! Year & a half later, and the love is still strong! :
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Old 11-28-2012, 06:09 PM
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OK, it has been exactly 2 years since I started this thread and I am perplexed, I continue with all the same symptoms. How can this be?

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Old 11-28-2012, 08:35 PM
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Wow. I just read this entire thread and I'm guilty too. Really funny stuff and I'm really glad its not just me. I can't imagine how a friend of mine is doing since he just got a new M3. I finally have room in my garage for a car after living in my house for almost 6 years. I just got my 530 in March and since, I've purchased A LOT of Griots Garage car care stuff, only used Chevron 93, had TWO hit and runs on my car within two months (all repaired by BMW and only BMW), gazed at the car for nothing almost daily, find excuses to drive her in the middle of the night, offer to drive my girlfriend around, purchased a monthly pass to a local car wash, started parking in the rear of any parking lot, bought a Escort Passport 9500 and had it custom installed, wiped her down in the middle of the night, only valet her at work and only when the valet guy I know personally is working, and constantly check gasprices.com daily. I've wanted a BMW since the late 80's. I've had a Nissan and Acura before this and this car is just different to drive. I haven't driven a lot of cars but so far, nothing is the same. Sigh. I want another BMW.
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:04 PM
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Hahahahaha funny thread.
90% percent of the things mentioned here happen to me . . .
The thing i hate the most is when it rains and i have to take the car for a drive after i took 2 hours washing the car by hand, cleaning the interiors . . .

I have a couple rules for my car:
*No one eats inside
*If someone brings something to drink they are only allowed to bring bottles inside nothing else
*No one is allowed to get in the car with dirty shoes, sweaty or smelling like crap
*No smoking
*A maximum of 2 passenger (Except in special occasions) and they must put their feet on all weather floor mat
*No one is allowed to lean on the car
*No one drives it except ME!
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Old 11-29-2012, 04:20 AM
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I thought i was losing my mind . I got my white 528i weds. night before Thanksgiving . I am absolutely obsessed with her . I park her at work so i can see it in the parking lot . I feel like i just got my First car ! When i park her i am constantly looking back at her . I need H E L P !!!
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Old 11-29-2012, 04:44 AM
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Awesome thread. These are the ones why I keep coming back to this site on a daily basis. It's comforting to know that I'm not alone.
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I forgot one, everytime i go somewhere (especially malls) i always take my time to look for the parking spot with a corner or a concrete pillar and park as close as possible to that side.
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Old 11-29-2012, 02:38 PM
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Unfortunately I discovered a serious hazard related to parking should you have this terrible affliction (BMWITUS). For example, I usually park in the remotest area of the parking lot as most of this thread, the problem is that I invariably send myself in harm's way every time I park because as I walk to the store I am always gazing back at my machine not paying attention to parking lot traffic. This is a serious issue that I have worked on over the years.

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Old 11-29-2012, 09:53 PM
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I gotta say... fellas,this is halarious,,, as i sit here reading ur posts laughing away realising im just like u guys , and not the only one.. never thought it was a sickness.. people complain,, u park too far!, what !!,, ur cleaning it again !, its not even dirty..its just a car !,, I stare and look and feel all her curves as i wax her .. take off her wheels and clean under her fender wells.. keep looking back when i park her..Cant wait to drive her..after being parked inthe garage all week mon thru friday... I cry when she gets a sratch or dinged.... Its an obsession !!. its nice to know im not alone here.. We are defitnatly a different breed...
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Old 11-29-2012, 11:06 PM
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I'm almost the opposite now.

This is my 6th BMW and although I used to have BMWitis, now it's just a car. My kid rides in the back with soccer cleats, football helmet or whatever. He eats and spills food on the seats (sh*t wipes off you know). The 120 pound Rottweiler rides in the back sometimes too. I got a scuff on the bumper from somebody parking too close and I said 'meh'. It gets washed once in a while too (right now it's covered in road salt and muck).

All that said, I LOVE driving this thing. Every other car pales by comparison. Everything just is RIGHT about the way it rides, runs and handles. I too will go out to the garage just to look at it and sometimes do sit inside with a glass of Scotch and just enjoy the feel.

'nuff said.
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Old 11-29-2012, 11:15 PM
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:43 AM
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I've always had bimmers in the family back to early 70s.Its just a car but the only one ,the rest are something in wheels that gets you there.
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Old 11-30-2012, 12:10 PM
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I'm almost the opposite now.

This is my 6th BMW and although I used to have BMWitis, now it's just a car.....

'nuff said.
Oh no, Guys... we need to organize an intervention for audiophool. (Although hanging out in the car with a scotch, sounds cool)
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Old 11-30-2012, 12:38 PM
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NORMAL, As long as the disease doesn't escalate to a stage 5.
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Old 11-30-2012, 12:45 PM
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Hahahahaha funny thread.
90% percent of the things mentioned here happen to me . . .
The thing i hate the most is when it rains and i have to take the car for a drive after i took 2 hours washing the car by hand, cleaning the interiors . . .

I have a couple rules for my car:
*No one eats inside
*If someone brings something to drink they are only allowed to bring bottles inside nothing else
*No one is allowed to get in the car with dirty shoes, sweaty or smelling like crap
*No smoking
*A maximum of 2 passenger (Except in special occasions) and they must put their feet on all weather floor mat
*No one is allowed to lean on the car
*No one drives it except ME!
So, you have a lot of friends/family members who smell like crap?
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Old 11-30-2012, 04:40 PM
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Oh no, Guys... we need to organize an intervention for audiophool. (Although hanging out in the car with a scotch, sounds cool)
Sounds good as long as you're volunteering to detail/polish it.

And as for sitting in the car drinking Scotch (likely Talisker), no driving afterward.
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Old 11-30-2012, 07:11 PM
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So, you have a lot of friends/family members who smell like crap?
Hahahahaha no but i go out with my friends sometimes to lets say . . . play basketball or soccer and we all end up sweaty and smelling like crap, in that case i usually bring additional clothes but my friends never do that so they are not allowed to get in the car.
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Old 12-01-2012, 08:18 AM
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And as for sitting in the car drinking Scotch (likely Talisker), no driving afterward.
I would never drink and drive {my bimmer}. I would not want to risk damaging her.
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Old 12-01-2012, 11:22 AM
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I would never drink and drive {my bimmer}. I would not want to risk damaging her.
Hopefully, if you lose control of the car, you can use a nearby pedestrian to cushion the impact.
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Old 12-01-2012, 02:03 PM
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Reminds me of Steely Dan song mentions dinning behind the wheel.My how times have changed.Now texting kills more than drinking and driving ever did.
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Is it "dine behind the wheel" (as in A&W's 60's kerb service) or "die behind the wheel"?
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HOLY COW! I like my car but compare to you guys, I don't deserve my BMW. I guess to me it is just a car. Just think if you guys owned a really expensive car. You guys would have to be committed:
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Old 12-02-2012, 08:32 AM
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I'm sure most of us here would have a petro atrium, like they are building in a high rise in Singapore.
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